Thailand News Update | Thailand’s Northeast new floating solar farm

Health authorities have reported the invention of a new mutation of the Omicron coronavirus variant. The discovery has been made in Hong Kong which has been going through a horrendous time with Covid 19, recording document injections and deaths and an over-whelming of the country’s health system. In fact Hong Kong has recorded the world’s highest Sars Covid-2 demise rate.Now the deputy chairman of a Thai Senate committee on public well being has posted that Omicron has mutated into three subvariants… BA.1, BA.2, and BA.3…. primarily based on the newest information out of Hong Kong. He claims in his post that the variety of infections and deaths in Hong Kong coincides with the emergence of the BA.2.2 subvariant.The information exhibits that there are at present about 5,000 infections and 30 deaths per million folks in Hong Kong each week. That figure is way larger than Thailand’s common 315 instances and 0.eighty five deaths, per million, per week.He additionally noted that the new variant BA.2.2 has not yet been detected in Thailand.We should also report that the Global Initiative on Sharing Avian Influenza Data… the world’s leading database on genomic influenza, is but to officially affirm the BA.2.2 as an official new variant of Omicron, or even it is the actual explanation for high death toll in Hong Kong.The organisation says that the model new BA 2.2 is just being referred to among Hong Kong scientists at this stage but they’re urgently gathering information to decide if it is, formally, a new variant of concern.We will have more information about this at
In the wake of both the Chinese and Russian vacationer taps being turned off, Thai tourism officers are planning to travel to Saudi Arabia for considered one of their journey street exhibits, with a goal of attracting 200,000-500,000 Middle Eastern tourists to Thailand this 12 months.The Thai tourism ministry and Tourism Authority incessantly run journey roadshows all over the world as a half of an ongoing advertising program to push Amazing Thailand to a wider audience.Last month, a Thai government spokesperson mentioned the Tourism Minister had aimed for one million Middle Eastern tourists by the top of 2022. Now, Thailand’s Tourism and Sports Minister says he plans to advertise medical check-ups in Thailand to Saudi officials throughout his trip there. Another Middle Eastern country the minister hopes to tap into for tourism is the United Arab Emirates. He claimed vacationers from the Middle East spend on average nearly ninety,000 per particular person throughout their journeys to Thailand. European vacationers, however, spend about 70,000 baht per individual on Thailand journeys, according to the Minister. Thailand and Saudi arabia restarted direct flights with one another in February after decades of hostile relations. Now the TAT plans a new advertising marketing campaign for this year called “Visit Thailand Year 2022: Amazing New Chapters”. The campaign will promote three primary types of tourism in Thailand… medical tourism, beaches and purchasing.
The mom of deceased actress ‘Tangmo’ is demanding a second post-mortem on her daughter’s physique by the Justice Ministry’s Central Institute of Forensic science. The mom, Panida Sirayuthyothin, went with a lawyer to the First Region Provincial Police Bureau in Bangkok on Saturday to make her demand. Panida’s lawyer says Panida is suspicious about wounds on Tangmo’s physique. While a forensic doctor who examined Tangmo’s body denied ‘signs’ that Tangmo was hit within the head, either intentionally or on an object when she fell, a rescue volunteer claims he saw Tangmo’s right eye was swollen and bruised, and her tooth have been damaged. The latest forensic physician, on the other hand, claims Tangmo had no broken tooth, head injuries, or any signs of trauma from a hard object. Like Panida, Tangmo’s followers over the weekend declare the investigation into her dying is not clear. Seven individuals additionally protested in front of the Nonthaburi police station holding posters of Tangmo and messages calling for justice.
The United States has not but confirmed if it’s going to approve the Royal Thai Air Force’s plan to purchase 4 F-35 fighter jets.The RTAF has already been in discussions with US’s Pacific Air Forces. The two sides mentioned egional security, a free and open Indo-Pacific area and joint efforts to modernise Thailand’s Air Force. The Thai cabinet accredited the plan to purchase the four US fighter jets beginning in the 2022/2023 fiscal yr at a price of 13.8 billion baht. The Thai authorities will now formerly place the order with the US government.
Ultimate in Thailand’s Northeast that floats on water is one of 15 that Thai authorities plan to build by 2037. The project aims to reduce CO2 emissions by forty seven,000 tonnes a year. Officials also hope the primary farm in Ubon Ratchathani will appeal to interested tourists. They are calling it the “world’s largest floating hydro-solar farm”. The newly put in solar panels cover 720,000 square meters of water surface, and use a hybrid system that converts sunlight to electricity by day and generates hydropower at evening. The project features a ‘Nature Walkway’ shaped like a sun ray.Electricity authorities declare the farm is not going to impact agriculture, fishing or different group activities and is a vital step ahead for Thailand’s future vitality sustainability. Thailand currently still depends closely on fossil fuel. The country’s Energy Policy and Planning Office mentioned in October 2021, 55% of energy nonetheless got here from natural gasoline. It stated 11% got here from renewables and hydropower. The Ubon Ratchathani farm took nearly two years to build, partly because of Covid-19 and staff getting sick. It started generating energy final November and price US$35 million..

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